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detonate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of detonate

  1. to break open or into pieces usually because of internal pressure <the bomb detonated with a thunder that could be heard for blocks in all directions> Synonyms blow, blow up, burst, crump, explode, go off, popRelated Words fragment, shatter, smash, splinter; discharge, fire, shoot; balloon, burgeon (also bourgeon), mushroomNear Antonyms collapse, fizzleAntonyms implode





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